Citrucel Fiber Caplets

FIBER CAPLETS

No mixing, No mess.

Each two-caplet dose of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber contains one gram of methylcellulose. This compares to two grams of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber in each one-scoop powder dose. In other words, you will need to take four caplets to get the same amount of fiber that is contained in one scoop of our powder formula. Four caplets can be taken at the same time.

We recommend drinking 8 oz. of liquid with each dose of 2-4 caplets. The caplets are an easy and convenient way to relieve constipation by restoring and maintaining regularity. No mixing and no mess!

AVAILABLE IN:

100 ct, 180 ct and 240 ct

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PRODUCT DETAILS 

Liquid

We recommend drinking 8 oz. of liquid with each dose of 2-4 caplets. 

Caplets

Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets are an easy and convenient way to promote and maintain regularity with no mixing, and no mess!

Scoop

4 caplets = 1 scoop of powder

Quantity

Available in 100, 180, and 240 count.

DRUG FACTS 

ACTIVE INGREDIENT

(IN EACH CAPLET)

Methylcellulose (a non-allergenic Fiber) 500mg

PURPOSE

Bulk-forming Fiber Laxative

USES

  • Helps restore and maintain regularity
  • Relieves constipation (irregularity)
  • Generally produces a bowel movement in 12-72 hours

WARNINGS

Choking: taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have a difficulty in swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.

ASK A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF YOU HAVE

  • A sudden change in bowel habits that persists for two weeks
  • Abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting 

STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR IF

  • Constipation lasts more than 7 days
  • You have rectal bleeding
  •  Read and follow label for complete directions four use.

These could be signs of a serious conditions

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Read and follow label for complete directions for use

DIRECTIONS

Take this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. See choking warning.

Adults & children 12 years of age and over: Start with 2 caplets.  Increase as needed up to 6 times per day.  Do not exceed 12 caplets per day.

Children 6-11 years of age: Start with 1 caplet.  Increase as needed up to 6 times per day.  Do not exceed 6 caplets per day.

Children under 6 years of age: Consult a physician.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Each caplet contains:  calcium 10mg
  • Store below 77° F (25° C)
  • Protect contents from humidity
  • Keep tightly closed

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Crospovidone, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin, Povidone, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

Call Toll-Free 1-800-897-6081 (English/Spanish) weekdays

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

FAQ's   

  • What is the difference between the psyllium fiber in Metamucil and the methylcellulose fiber in Citrucel®?

    Fiber is the non-digestible portion of plant foods that plays a critical role in digestion. There are two different categories that all fiber products fall into: 1) soluble or insoluble, and 2) fermentable or non-fermentable.

    Soluble fiber dissolves in water, whereas insoluble fiber does not. The fiber in Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber is 100% soluble; the psyllium fiber in Metamucil is not 100% soluble.

    Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber contains only 100% non-fermentable fiber, so none of it ferments to cause excess gas like the fermentable fiber in Metamucil. This is based on laboratory tests. Results may vary.

  • How long does it take Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber to work?

    Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber can take anywhere between 12 and 72 hours to take effect.

  • How do Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets compare to the powder in their fiber content?

    Each two-caplet dose of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets contains one gram of methylcellulose. This compares to two grams of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber in each one-scoop dose. In other words, you will need to take four caplets to get the same amount of fiber that is in one scoop Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber powder. Four caplets can be taken at the same time. We recommend that you drink 8 oz. of liquid with each dose of 2-4 caplets.

  • How long can Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber be used? Can I use it every day?

    Laxative products, including Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber, shouldn’t be used for longer than one week unless you’re directed to do so by your physician. If you encounter a situation in which you find that you need a product like Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber for a longer period of time, we would recommend that you contact your doctor for advice on the possible causes of the situation and courses of action.

    Additionally, the suggested one-week duration for using the product serves to make consumers aware that an on-going problem, such as persistent constipation, warrants medical attention. If appropriate, a physician may advise you to use the product on a daily basis. Consult your doctor to determine if a more regimented use of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber is appropriate for you.

  • How do the carbs and calories in one dose of Citrucel® Powder compare with that of Citrucel® Caplets?

    Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber Regular Orange - 17g carbs and 60 calories

    Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber Sugar-Free Orange - 8g carbs and 24 calories

    Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber Caplets (2 caplet dose) - 0 carbs, 5 calories

  • I have a hard time swallowing the caplets. Can I chew, crush, or cut Citrucel® caplets?

    Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets are not designed to be chewed. Crushing or cutting the caplet is acceptable and will not impact the therapeutic value of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets.